American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


2014 Resolutions and Motions

The following resolutions and motions have been considered by the Board of Directors. As action is taken, this page will be updated.

Resolutions

BOD 01-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept report submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Committee, Board, and Council Structure Review [PDF].

Approved   15-0

BOD 02-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the report of the Ad Hoc on the Feasibility of Standards for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology [PDF].

Approved   15-0

BOD 03-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the report prepared by the Ad Hoc Committee on Reframing the Professions [PDF].

Approved   16-0

BOD 04-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Guidelines for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology that will consist of eight individuals who are knowledgeable about graduate education in communication sciences and disorders (CSD), standard-setting options, advanced academic and clinical education in speech-language pathology, and clinical doctoral policy and programming; and further

RESOLVED, That the ad hoc committee be charged with developing academic program guidelines, which could include quality indicators, to provide counsel to institutions developing clinical doctoral programs in speech-language pathology; and further

RESOLVED, That the ad hoc committee comprise eight members, including:

  • three representatives from academic programs currently offering and/or planning to offer the speech-language pathology clinical doctoral program,
  • two current members of the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA),
  • one current or former member of the Academic Affairs Board (AAB),
  • one member of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), who will be selected by the CAPCSD Board of Directors,
  • one member who is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Group (SIG) 10, Issues in Higher Education to be suggested by the SIG 10 Coordinating Committee; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for travel and per diem expenses of all eight appointees to the ad hoc committee to support their participation in one 2-day in-person meeting at ASHA's National Office and via telecommunications; and further

RESOLVED, That the group complete its work and submit a report, which is to include proposed quality indicators and program guidelines, to the BOD by June 2015; and further

RESOLVED, That the ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology serve as liaison to the group from the BOD and that a staff ex officio be selected by ASHA's Chief Executive Officer.

Approved   12-2

BOD 05-2014

RESOLVED, That an Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program be established and charged with:

  • Reviewing the scope and structure of the current journals program;
  • Considering strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the journals program;
  • Considering the trends, issues, and best practices in the world of scholarly publishing and how these trends might inform the direction of strategic planning for ASHA's journals program;
  • Identifying the topics requiring continual or periodic evaluation and review (e.g., acquiring or hosting additional journals or adjusting the scope of our existing journals, international dissemination, use of syndication tools such as Facebook and Twitter, enhancing impact, soliciting topical content issues or supplements);
  • Recommending organizational structure(s) that would facilitate continuous improvement in the journals program in terms of quality, scope, and efficiency;
  • Recommending organizational structure(s) that would facilitate timely and effective editorial and peer review of journal articles and that would enhance creative efforts to shape journal content to meet the changing needs of the discipline;
  • Recommending avenues for enhancing dissemination efforts and use of published research for professional development, knowledge translation, and implementation;
  • Developing a strategic plan for advancing the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) journals program; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program submit its recommendations and proposed plan to the ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) by September 2015; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program comprise eight individuals-to be appointed by the Committee on Committees-with expertise as journal editors or associate editors or in some other aspects of scholarly publishing, the chief staff officer for Science and Research, the director of journals and editorial services, and a staff ex officio, to be selected by ASHA's chief executive officer; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA's vice president for science and research serve as the ASHA BOD liaison; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for the per diem and travel expenses of all appointees to the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program to support their attendance at two face-to-face meetings at the National Office (one meeting to be held in the third or fourth quarter of 2014 and a second meeting to be held in the first or second quarter of 2015 if needed).

Approved   15-0

BOD 06-2014

RESOLVED, That the ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) approve the revised ASHA Code of Ethics (2010), amended as follows (deletions are struck through):

Principle of Ethics II, Rule A., Be deleted in its entirety,

Individuals shall engage in the provision of clinical services only when they hold the appropriate Certificate of Clinical Competence or when they are in the certification process and are supervised by an individual who holds the appropriate Certificate of Clinical Competence.

and further

RESOLVED, That the revised Code of Ethics be effective as of June 1, 2014, and be hereafter referenced as "ASHA Code of Ethics (2010r)."

Approved   11-0

BOD 07-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) fund one-third of the costs of a 1-day meeting of representatives from ASHA, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA); and further

RESOLVED, That funds from the BOD 2014 contingency fund be approved for this request.

Approved   11-0

BOD 08-2014

RESOLVED, that a position of Chair be added to the existing Ad Hoc Committee on Guidelines for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology.

Discussion open until 4/2. Voting open 4/3-4/6.

Approved   11-0

BOD 09-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2014 annual report of the Association's membership in and affiliation with other organizations be approved; and further

RESOLVED, That continued affiliation with the following organizations be approved:

  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury—Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
  • American Council on Education
  • American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
  • American Medical Association RVS Update Committee Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
  • American National Standards Institute
  • Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
  • Coalition for Current Safety Codes
  • Coalition for Global Hearing Health
  • Coalition for Patients’ Rights
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF International)
  • Committee for Education Funding (CEF)
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration
  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)
  • Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA)
  • Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT)
  • Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education
  • Habilitation Benefits Coalition (HAB Coalition)
  • Hearing International
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
  • IDEA Partnership
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training
  • International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
  • Institute of International Education
  • International Society of Audiology
  • National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP)
  • National Association for Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP)
  • National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (Associate Membership)
  • National Center for Birth Defects and Other Developmental Disabilities, External Partners Group
  • National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services
  • National Consortium on Health Science Education
  • National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Easter Seal Society
  • National Hearing Conservation Association
  • National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
  • National Universal Design for Learning Task Force
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA)
  • Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA)
  • Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
  • Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America
  • The Joint Commission
  • TriAlliance of Health and Rehabilitation Professions
  • Washington Rehabilitation Caucus
  • World Parkinson Coalition, Inc.

Approved   13-0

BOD 10-2014

RESOLVED, that ASHA extend the expert panel charged with developing a protocol for instrumental assessment of vocal function in the areas of endoscopic imaging, acoustic, and aerodynamic procedures to develop a protocol for instrumental assessment of vocal function for 1 additional year to end December 31, 2015; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA fund another face-to-face meeting of the expert panel in 2014.

Approved   10-0

BOD 11-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish an Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology charged to (a) review the current scope of practice to identify areas that need updating, revision, clarification, or deletion; (b) consider the impact of information obtained from the Skills Validation Study, Futures Focus Groups, Schools Surveys, and other appropriate resources on the scope of practice in speech-language pathology; and (c) provide clarification regarding the role of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) in infant hearing screening; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee comprise eight members appointed by the Committee on Committees representing (a) major practice settings (schools, health care, and private practice) and (b) general and specialized speech-language pathology areas (e.g., neurogenics, child language, fluency, voice, dysphagia), with at least one member of the committee holding ASHA certification in audiology; the Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice as BOD liaison; and an ex officio to be appointed by the CEO; and further

RESOLVED, That one face-to-face meeting be held in 2014 as well as conference calls in both 2014 and 2015; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee prepare a revised scope of practice for submission to the Board of Directors by June 30, 2015.

Approved   12-0

BOD 12-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) support the Interprofessional Educational Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice included in the domains of Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles/Responsibilities for Collaborative Practice, Interprofessional Communication, and Interprofessional Teamwork and Team-Based Care.

Approved   14-0

BOD 13-2014

RESOLVED, That resolution LC 10-2002 be amended so that no state hosts an ASHA annual Convention more frequently than once every 5 years, unless the state speech-language-hearing association agrees that it is in the best interest of both the State Association and ASHA to do so sooner or there are special circumstances that dictate to do so sooner.

Approved   12-0

BOD 14-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) establish the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Board of Directors in keeping with the recommendations from the ASHA-NSSLHA Integration Plan, with an effective date of January 1, 2014, and 

RESOLVED, That the NSSLHA Board of Directors comprise the following members:

  • ASHA President (NSSLHA Board President)
  • NSSLHA National Advisor (NSSLHA Board Vice President)
  • ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology
  • ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology 
  • NSSLHA Council President
  • NSSLHA Council Member-at-Large
  • NSSLHA Consultant
  • ASHA Chief Executive Officer (NSSLHA Board Treasurer)
  • ASHA Chief Staff Officer liaison to NSSLHA (NSSLHA Board Secretary); and further, 

RESOLVED, That the NSSLHA Board of Directors shall meet at least annually to approve the NSSLHA budget and review the NSSLHA Form 990. Meetings of the Board can occur by telephone or in person, and all actions and decisions of the NSSLHA Board must be made in writing and by a majority vote of the NSSLHA Board of Directors. 

Approved   14-0

BOD 15-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the sunset of the Advisory Committee on Evidence-Based Practice, effective immediately.

Approved   14-0

BOD 16-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve formation of the Standing Committee on Clinical Practice Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Practice (CRISP) charged with:

  1. Monitoring trends and issues regarding clinical practice research, implementation science, knowledge translation, and evidence-based practice in communication sciences and disorders (CSD).
  2. Monitoring the challenges and opportunities to enhance and expand clinical practice research, implementation science, knowledge translation, and evidence-based practice in CSD.
  3. Generating reports to inform strategic planning efforts and otherwise advising the Association—including staff, members, committees, boards, and councils—regarding matters pertaining to clinical practice research, implementation science, knowledge translation, and evidence-based practice in CSD.
  4. Providing guidance about resources and programs that ASHA could develop or enhance to facilitate the advancement of clinical practice research, implementation science, knowledge translation, and evidence-based practice in CSD; and further

RESOLVED, That the CRISP Committee comprise eight individuals to be appointed by the Committee on Committees with the chair selected by the CRISP Committee members from the roster of eight individuals—who collectively have expertise related to clinical practice research, implementation science, knowledge translation, and evidence-based practice—and a staff ex officio to be appointed by ASHA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO); and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA’s Vice President for Science and Research serve as the ASHA BOD liaison and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for the per diem and travel expenses of all appointees to the Committee to support their attendance at one in-person annual meeting at the ASHA National Office.

Approved   15-0

BOD 17-2014

RESOLVED, That ASHA extend the Ad Hoc Committee on Reading Fluency for School-Age Children Who Stutter to December 31, 2015, in order to complete its charge to disseminate information about oral reading fluency measures and accommodations for children who stutter.

Approved   11-1

BOD 18-2014

RESOLVED, that the Ad Hoc Committee on Speech-Language Pathology School Issues transition to the Speech-Language Pathology School Issues Advisory Board to advise the Board of Directors and be charged to identify and monitor critical issues, forecast needs and trends, provide expertise in the development of resources, and recommend actions that support and enhance the work of school-based practitioners; effective January 2015 and further

RESOLVED, that the Advisory Board comprise seven speech-language pathologists, with the following affiliations:

  • two at-large representatives who are practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in a K-12 organization—one of whom with 10 years or less experience,
  • one representative from Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues,
  • one representative—and member when the term of office begins—of either the School Finance Committee or the State Education Advocacy Leaders (SEALs),
  • one member from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) volunteer pool with school experience/expertise who has not yet served, with preference given to ASHA’s Leadership Development Program graduates—if no one meeting the requirement is available to serve, the position would be an at-large representative,
  • one representative who currently supervises school personnel or programs (i.e., special education supervisor, speech/language program supervisor, school superintendent or assistant superintendent, state department of education speech/language program consultant),
  • one representative expert who has researched, published, and presented on critical topics of school practice; and further

RESOLVED, that members of the ad hoc committee be provided with the opportunity to serve on the Advisory Board as follows:

  • the supervisory representative and one of the practitioners each serve a 1-year term,
  • one practitioner and the representative from the volunteer pool/Leadership Development Program  serve a two year
  • remaining members serve 3-year terms,
  • the committee chair chairs the Advisory Board for a 2-year term, after which time, the Board selects as chair a member who has served at least 1 year on the Board; the chair’s term of service becomes 3 years and includes voting rights; if the current committee members do not wish to transition to the board, a slate of new members will be submitted to the ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) for approval; and further.

RESOLVED, That ASHA’s Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice serve as the BOD liaison.

Approved   14-1

BOD 19-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the proposed revised Issues in Ethics statement Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (2014).

Supporting Documentation: Proposed IES: SLP Assistants [PDF]

Approved   12-0

BOD 20-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the proposed revised Issues in Ethics statement Audiology Assistants (2014).

Supporting Documentation: Proposed IES: Audiology Assistants [PDF]

Approved   12-0

BOD 21-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the proposed revised Issues in Ethics Statement Obtaining Clients for Private Practice From Primary Place of Employment (2014).

Supporting Documentation: Proposed IES: Obtaining Clients for Private Practice From Primary Place of Employment [PDF]

Approved   12-0

BOD 22-2014

RESOLVED, That the allocation of registration waivers to ASHA members for the Convention Program Committee to use for future annual Conventions, based on submissions from the prior year, is managed by the ASHA director of Convention and Meetings; and further,

RESOLVED, That annual funding for invited speakers to Convention can be increased or decreased by the director of Convention and Meetings, based on submissions and presentations from the prior year. Any proposed increase shall not exceed 10% in a given year and shall not disrupt overarching budgetary parameters allocated for Convention in that given year. Funds shall be distributed at the discretion of Convention Program Co-Chairs and used exclusively to offer stipends to non-member or non-member-eligible speakers.

Approved   9-2

BOD 23-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors renew the recognition for the District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association through December 31, 2018.

Approved   11-0

BOD 24-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Audiology Outcomes Measurement [PDF].

Approved   15-0

BOD 25-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve 1 additional meeting day at Convention in 2014 and 2015 only for the Board of Ethics (BOE) Ethics Education Subcommittee (EES) in conjunction with the BOE; and further

RESOLVED, That the four-member EES be reimbursed for 1 day of lodging and per diem expenses associated with the Convention in 2014 and 2015, as was previously approved for the BOE when it must schedule a 2nd Convention meeting day in order to have sufficient time to adjudicate complaints in a timely manner; and further

RESOLVED, That the EES extra meeting day be dedicated to timely revision of the ASHA cardinal document Code of Ethics (2010r).

Withdrawn

BOD 26-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) fund one-third of the costs of a 1 day meeting of representatives of ASHA, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and further
 
RESOLVED, That funds from the 2014 ASHA Board of Directors Contingency Fund be approved for this request.

Approved   11-0

BOD 27-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training that shall comprise eight individuals who are knowledgeable in the areas of clinical education and supervision, including six members representing the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology—one shall serve as chair of the committee, one shall be an affiliate of Special Interest Group (SIG) 11, Administration and Supervision suggested by the SIG 11 Coordinating Committee for appointment by the Committee on Committees (CoC), and one shall be a member of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) selected by the CAPCSD Board of Directors; and further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors liaison to the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training (ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology) and the chief staff officer for science and research confer and propose names to the CoC for service as well as a nominee from among the list to serve as chair, whose responsibilities shall include:

  • determining methods by which the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training charge shall be met,
  • preparing agendas for meetings/conference calls and distributing required resources prior to meetings/conference calls,
  • setting appropriate expectations around members’ contributions and responsibilities,
  • delegating and monitoring work assignments,
  • exercising fiduciary responsibility to facilitate the completion of committee work in an efficient and cost-effective manner,
  • reporting to the board liaison as appropriate and preparing an annual report,
  • ensuring that meeting notes are taken and that the minutes or record is produced (Notes can be taken by a committee member or the task may be shared by several members),
  • distributing minutes of meetings (committee members may rotate responsibility); and further

RESOLVED, That the CAPCSD representative liaise with the members of CAPCSD who have been similarly charged with advancing education and training in clinical supervision, so that the efforts of these two organizations (ASHA and CAPCSD) are well-coordinated; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training (hereinafter the Ad Hoc Committee) be charged with developing a detailed plan that lays out a well-coordinated, comprehensive, and systematic approach for establishing resources and training opportunities in clinical supervision that incorporate the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies outlined by its predecessor, the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee assist in the identification of qualified persons to develop resources and provide clinical supervision training opportunities; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee contribute to the development of resources for the Practice Portal and create other training opportunities, such as presentations at conferences, to enhance the breadth and depth of the clinical supervision learning opportunities offered by ASHA; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for travel and per-diem expenses of all eight appointees to the committee to support their attendance at two 2.5-day, in-person meetings at ASHA’s National Office; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee submit the initial plan that identifies the topics to be addressed and proposed method of delivery to the ASHA BOD by May 2015 and then complete its work of further refining the implementation plan and developing the learning resources that are planned to be created by the committee prior to the end of 2016; and further

RESOLVED, That the Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology serve as the liaison to the ASHA Board of Directors; and further

RESOLVED, That the Standard Operating Policy document for the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training be approved.

Discussion open until 8/17. Voting open 8/18-8/20.

Approved   9-0

BOD 28-2014

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors (BOD) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) rescind LC 12-98, which states that members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) serving on the Executive Board shall be ineligible during their term of office to nominate or (co)sponsor [sponsor or cosponsor] a person or organization for any award or honor given by ASHA other than a certificate of appreciation or to receive any award or honor given by ASHA; and further

RESOLVED, That the BOD rescind LC 12-96, which states that members of ASHA serving on any ASHA committee, board, council, or task force are not eligible during their term of appointment to (co)sponsor [sponsor or cosponsor] a person or to receive any award or honor given or recommended by the ASHA committee, board, council, or task force on which they serve. Members of the Legislative Council are eligible to sponsor or cosponsor nominees for the Honors of the Association; and further

RESOLVED, That, effective immediately, during their respective terms of office, members of the BOD shall be ineligible to sponsor or cosponsor, or participate in the nomination of, a person or an organization for any award or honor given by ASHA other than a certificate of appreciation or to receive any award or honor given by ASHA; and further

RESOLVED, That, during their respective terms of appointment or election, ASHA members serving on any ASHA committee, board, or council shall be ineligible to sponsor or cosponsor, or participate in any manner in such process, or receive any award or honor given or recommended by the ASHA committee, board, or council on which they serve.

Approved   12-0

BOD 29-2014

RESOLVED, That Emily Kinsler, CCC-SLP, be appointed as a member to the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA) Board of Directors for a term of 2 years, starting January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2016; and further

RESOLVED, That Anna Gilmore-Hall, RN, MS, CAE, be appointed as a member to the NAHSA Board of Directors for a 3-year term, starting January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2017.

Approved   13-0

BOD 30-2014

RESOLVED, That Articles IV and V of the Bylaws be amended to read as follows (text to be deleted is crossed out, and text to be added is underlined):

Article IV - Board of Directors

4.3. A committee consisting of six members and the Immediate Past President serving as Chair shall present a slate of no more than three but at least two candidates for each office to be elected by the membership. Three members of the committee shall be electedappointed to staggered 2-year terms by each of the Advisory Councilsthe Committee on Committees, and their term of office shall begin on January 1.

Article V - Advisory Councils

5.1. Responsibilities

An Audiology Advisory Council and a Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council shall be established to identify and discuss issues of concern to members and provide advice to the Board of Directors. The Advisory Councils and its members shall not make any public statement or take positions on behalf of the Association or the Advisory Council without having obtained approval from the Board of Directors. Each Advisory Council shall have the following responsibilities:

  1. Identify, analyze, discuss, and prioritize issues of concern to members.
  2. Advise the Board of Directors on issues that need to be considered as the Association engages in planning to advance the purposes of the Association.
  3. Provide advice to the Board of Directors on issues the Board of Directors brings to the Advisory Councils.
  4. Review ASHA's approved budget and forecasts and provide input and recommendations on budget items to consider in the development of the next year's budget, including the need for any dues increase.
  5. Participate in the peer review of all ASHA policy documents.
  6. Review and comment on policy documents prior to final approval by the Board of Directors.
  7. Elect representatives from eligible members of the Association to the following committees and boards:
    1. Committee on Honors
    2. Committee on Nominations and Elections
    3. Financial Planning Board
    4. Government Relations and Public Policy Board

Approved   15-0

BOD 31-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish the Ad Hoc Committee on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) charged with applying the ICF framework to goal setting and outcomes measurement, and helping members focus on function by advising, providing input, reviewing, and promoting the following products and activities:

  • Develop simple modules to educate members on use of the ICF framework to develop functional treatment goals and determine outcomes.
  • Develop standard templates and examples of functional goals using the ICF framework.
  • Promote use of the ICF framework among members as the standard, acceptable practice in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorders; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee will form immediately after the appointments are made and will conclude December 31, 2015; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee comprise eight members appointed by the Committee on Committees, including individuals from other professions who also implement the ICF and international audiologists and/or speech-language pathologists who use the ICF and, serving as BOD liaisons, the Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice and Vice President for Audiology Practice:

  • Four (4) at-large speech-language pathologist and/or audiologist members familiar with the application of the ICF to clinical documentation, to include a chair who provides clinical services and a representative from the Health Care Economics Committee
  • One (1) physical therapist
  • One (1) occupational therapist
  • Two (2) international audiologists and/or speech-language pathologists
  • ASHA’s Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
  • ASHA’s Vice President for Audiology Practice; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee conduct its work primarily via e-mail and web meeting with one face-to-face meeting to be held in 2015; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee chair be designated by the Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practices and the Vice President for Audiology Practices; and further

RESOLVED, That the Standard Operating Policy document for the Ad Hoc Committee on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) be approved.

Approved   13-0

BOD 32-2014

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors approve the attached plan to form a Leadership Cultivation and Nominations Board (LCNB) and transition the current membership of the Committee on Nominations and Elections and Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership Cultivation to the LCNB; and further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors approve the attached standard operating procedures for the LCNB and the Committee on Leadership Cultivation.

Approved   11-0

BOD 33-2014

RESOLVED, That ASHA establish a clinical specialty certification grant program to provide startup funds in the form of grants to petitioning groups and newly approved specialty certification boards; and further

RESOLVED, That a criterion-based phased funding program be used whereby incremental grant funding is awarded and disbursed in conjunction with distinct phases of the petitioning or specialty board formation process; and further

RESOLVED, That approval for funding be predicated upon the grant applicant’s meeting specific eligibility criteria identified for each eligible funding phase; and further

RESOLVED, That the grant program be overseen by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC).

Supporting Documentation: Proposal for an ASHA Clinical Specialty Certification (CSC) Grant Program [PDF]

Approved   13-1

BOD 34-2014

RESOLVED, That ASHA extend the end date of the Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) under the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration to August 31, 2015, to allow the committee to complete its charge to provide technical assistance to UNAH as it develops a program in communication disorders.

Approved   10-0

BOD 35-2014

RESOLVED, That ASHA extend the Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to Instituto Salvadoreño de Rehabilitación Integral (ISRI) under the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration to August 31, 2015, to allow the committee to complete its charge to provide technical assistance regarding ASHA’s work with ISRI.

Approved   10-0

BOD 36-2014

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) approve the Blueprint for Action: 2015 Public Policy Agenda [PDF].

Approved   16-0

Motions

Motion 01-2014

MOVED, that the ASHA Board of Directors approve the appointment of Julie Masterson to serve as trustee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, with term beginning immediately and ending December 31, 2016.

Approved   13-0

Motion 02-2014

MOVED, that the term for Melissa Passe, MemberSLP of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC), be extended for one year to 12/31/2015 so that the CFCC can extend her term as CFCC Chair, which is a concurrent position with the Member SLP position.

Approved   14-0

Motion 03-2014

MOVED, that, as part of the collaboration between the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the ASHA Board of Directors approve the formation of an ad hoc committee to provide technical assistance regarding ASHA’s work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guyana in order to strengthen the MoH Strategic Plan for early detection and intervention of communication disorders in Guyana. The committee is to commence immediately and end January 31, 2015, and members will be selected by the Committee on Committees.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 04-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve the Envisioned Future 2025.

    Approved   14-0

    Motion 05-2014

    MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Board of Directors rescind the following 12 practice policy documents and retain them in the Association's archives.

    • Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Guidelines, 2005. doi: 10.1044/policy.GL2005-00060
    • Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Technical Report, 2004. doi: 10.1044/policy.TR2004-00151
    • Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Position Statement, 2004. doi:10.1044/policy.PS2004-00111
    • Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathologists Providing Swallowing and Feeding Services in Schools: Guidelines, 2007. doi: 10.1044/policy.GL2007-00276
    • Speech-Language Pathologists Training and Supervising other Professions in the Delivery of Services to Individuals with Swallowing and Feeding Disorders: Technical Report, 2004. doi: 10.1044/policy.TR2004-00135.
    • Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists in Swallowing and Feeding Disorders: Position Statement, 2002. doi:10.1044/policy.PS2002-00109
    • Guidelines for the Audiologic Assessment of Children from Birth to 5Years of Age, 2004. doi: 10.1044/policy.GL2004-00002
    • Cultural Competence in Professional Service Delivery: Position Statement, 2011. doi: 10.1044/policy.PS2011-00325
    • Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: Definition, 1989. doi: 10.1044/policy.RP1989-00205
    • Cultural Competence in Professional Service Delivery, 2011.doi: 10.1044/policy.PI2011-00326.
    • The Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists Working with Individuals with Dementia-Based Communication Disorders: Position Statement, 2005. doi: 10.1044/policy.PS2005-00118
    • The Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists Working with Individuals with Dementia-Based Communication Disorders: Technical Report, 2005. doi 10.1044/policy.TR2005-00157

    Approved   12-0

    Motion 06-2014

    MOVED, that the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors nominate Rebecca Skrine, MS CCC-SLP, to serve as the At-Large Home Care Representative on the Joint Commission’s Standards and Survey Procedures (SSP) Committee on the Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners for a three-year term to begin immediately and end in 2017; and may be eligible to serve two additional three-year terms if re-appointed.

    Approved   12-0

    Motion 07-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors appoint Kathleen J. Riley, MS, CCC-A from Delaware, to fulfill the remaining term of the vacant Delaware position on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC). Her term will be effective immediately and conclude December 31, 2014.

    Approved   12-0

    Motion 08-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Mary Sweig Wilson to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 09-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Rhea Paul to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 10-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Betty McMicken to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   14-0-1

    Motion 11-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Barry Prizant to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 12-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Hugh Catts to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 13-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Nan Bernstein Ratner to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   14-0-1

    Motion 14-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Carol Stoel-Gammon to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 15-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Barbara Ehren to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   14-0-1

    Motion 16-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Gail Chermak to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 17-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Judith Gierut to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 18-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Alan Kamhi to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 19-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Thomas Campbell to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 20-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Brenda Ryals to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   14-0

    Motion 21-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Dolores Battle to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   14-0-1

    Motion 22-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Robert Miller to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 23-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Nina Simmons Mackie to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 24-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Patricia Stelmachowicz to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   14-0-1

    Motion 25-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Edythe Strand to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   14-0

    Motion 26-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Richard Schwartz to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   14-0

    Motion 27-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Elaine Silliman to receive Honors of the Association for 2014.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 28-2014

    MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve the revisions to the Conflict of Interest Policy.

    Approved   12-0

    Motion 29-2014

    MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve the addition of the Point of Information section that clarifies/informs on policies relating to current BOD members being elected/selected for another BOD position and recusals from discussions/voting due to conflict of interest.

    Approved   12-0

    Motion 30-2014

    MOVED, That the following individuals be approved as co-chairs for the 2016 Convention Program Committee for the ASHA Convention to be held in Philadelphia in 2016:

    • A. Tucker Gleason, Audiology
    • Michael Flahive, Speech-Language Pathology

    Approved   11-0

    Motion 31-2014

    MOVED, that the Board of Directors appoint Linda M. Dye for the audiology practitioner position and Katandria Love Johnson for the speech-language pathology practitioner position on the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) for a 4-year term to commence January 1, 2015 and end December 31, 2018 as put forward by the Nominating Committee for the CAA (CAANOMS).

    Approved   14-0

    Motion 32-2014

    MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint the following members to fill vacancies on the Audiology Advisory Council for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017.

    • Kathleen J. Riley, CCC-A – Delaware
    • Mandy Helen Santos, CCC-A – Hawaii

    Approved   14-0

    Motion 33-2014

    MOVED, to reaffirm that the 2015 ASHA dues will remain at the same rate as the 2014 dues.

    Approved   12-0

    Motion 34-2014

    MOVED, that, as put forward by the Nominating Committee of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors appoint Lisa Rickard for the 1 audiology practitioner position for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2017, and further

    MOVED, that Kathleen Gregory and Vivian Sisskin be appointed for the 2 speech-language pathology practitioner positions for 3-year term beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2017.

    Approved   14-0

    Motion 35-2014

    MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) appoint Tracie Rice, AuD, CCC-A, for a 1-year term on the Audiology Advisory Council as the audiology representative from North Carolina effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

    MOVED, that the ASHA BOD Directors appoint Donna L. Pitts, AuD, CCC-A, to the Audiology Advisory Council as the representative from Maryland to fill a vacancy, effective immediately through December 31, 2015.

    Approved   14-0

    Motion 36-2014

    MOVED, that the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) collaborate with the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) to offer a one-hour course on challenging cases of velopharyngeal dysfunction (speech assessment and management) as a part of the 2015 ACPA Annual Meeting, April 20–25, 2015, in Palm Springs, CA.

    Approved   12-0

    Motion 37-2014

    MOVED, that the Committee on Committees appoint Akilah R. Heggs, MA, CCC-A, as Chair; Roy Shinn, PhD, CCC-A, as the Academic in Audiology representative; and Dawn M. Betts, PhD, CCC-SLP, as the Speech-Language Pathology Practitioner representative to the Nominating Committee for the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCCNOMS) for one-year terms starting January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2015.

    Approved   12-0

    Motion 38-2014

    MOVED, to approve the Strategic Outcomes along with the Strategic Objectives and related Commentary for the 2015-2017 Strategic Pathway to Excellence.

    Approved   10-0

    Motion 39-2014

    MOVED, to approve the ASHA 2015 Proposed Budget.

    Approved   15-0

    Motion 40-2014

    MOVED, to acknowledge and accept the 2013 audit report.

    Approved   15-0

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